‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

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Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder Thursday after his girlfriend was shot dead at his South African home.

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IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics

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Most assumed it was a foregone conclusion that Modern Pentathlon would be dropped from the Summer Games schedule in 2020 to make way for a new sport. But in a surprise decision, the IOC has instead removed wrestling, which has been contested at all but one Olympics since 1896.

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Coed swim relays at the Olympics?

FINA, swimming’s governing body, is apparently throwing a 4x50m coed medley relay onto the schedule at its World Cup meet in Dubai this week, and maybe seven other meets later this year. If all goes well we could soon see the race at the world championships and eventually even the Olympics.

Beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings: I was pregnant at the Olympics

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When Kerri Walsh Jennings won her third Olympic gold in beach volleyball at the London Olympics, she was playing with a secret: She was five weeks pregnant.

Sitting hand-in-hand with her husband, Casey Jennings, Walsh Jennings shared the news exclusively on TODAY Monday.

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Thousands pack the streets of London for a final farewell to the Olympics

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We’ve had the Olympics closing ceremonies and the the Paralympics closing ceremonies, but Londoners just wanted to say goodbye one more time. 

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Reports: Somali Olympic sprinter died when migrant boat sank

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A woman from war-torn Somalia who rose to fame by running in the 200 meters at the Beijing Olympics drowned while trying to reach Europe ahead of the London 2012 Games, it has emerged.

Samia Yusuf Omar died when a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Italy sank in April, according to a report in Italian by the Pubblico blog and other Italian media.

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Olympians return to all corners of the earth bruised, triumphant and laden with gold

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An aerial view made with the help of an Octocopter, a remote controlled helicopter, shows a ceremony for the Dutch Olympic contestants on a medal-shaped stage at the Stationsplein in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, on August 13, 2012.

NBC News Hashtag Collection: #OlympicMemory

Instagram users joined us in remembering the 2012 London Games with us this weekend. Thank you for participating in our Hashtag Collection. Congratulations to @amazing_alle_mae, @sheeeema, @valerayyye and @franky_de_luffy. We will announce our next Hashtag Collection Thursday afternoon.

From javelins to light fixtures, everything must go (on sale) after London Olympics

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From the trivial and irrelevant to the inspirational and poignant, everything must go!

As Britain awakes to post-Olympic reality on Monday, sports fans may find solace in the fact that they can buy a piece of the Games on various official auction sites.

Want to buy an implement used in your favorite track and field event?

Sleep where Michael Phelps stretched his 6-foot, 4-inch frame before one of his triumphant races?

You just may be able to do that.

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